Spring is a season of change, outside and inside. The weather is now begrudgingly getting and staying warmer. Especially with the stay at home orders, now is a great time to do a quick check-up on your home’s electrical systems. If you take some proactive steps right now, you can prevent costly repairs later this year.
This article will take you through your home to lower the risk of electrical problems for you and your family.
Electrical Check-up #1: Kitchen
Your kitchen tends to get heavy daily use, so it is a good place to start. Make sure your appliances from big (like your stove and refrigerator) to small (like your toaster, microwave, air fryer, etc.) have ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) plug-ins. An experienced electrician can help you upgrade your outlets if you don’t have them currently installed to protect your appliances and your family.
Your refrigerator is another area that needs attention. Move your refrigerator to sweep, vacuum, and mop underneath and behind it. The dust here can slow the air intake of your refrigerator, making it run less efficiently.
Electrical Check-up #2: Laundry
Your laundry room will have a large impact on the efficiency of your electrical system. Make sure the back of your washer and dryer remains clear of any debris, clothes, or stored items. Clean out the dryer’s lint trap after every single run. Be careful; leaving the lint in the trap can cause a fire hazard.
Electrical Check-up #3: The Rest of Your Home
If you have LED light bulbs, you will need to replace them less frequently and save on energy. However, since these bulbs last so long, you will need to dust them to keep them safe.
Keep it cool in your home by changing your ceiling fan direction. Make sure that the fans spin counterclockwise. This direction will keep the airflow coming downwards, cooling the room for those in it.
For Problems, Call in the Electrical Professionals You Can Trust
Take the steps above to make sure your home has a lower risk for electrical issues this season. If you notice any problem that goes beyond your experience, don’t take any chances. Call in the pros from Electric Blue Inc. We are Littleton & Castle Rock’s go-to company for solving home and business electrical issues.